Little wonder: AWAL ascends to top tier with 'incredible growth'

Andre Paine

AWAL president Paul Hitchman has told Music Week that nominations for this week’s Ivor Novello Awards underline the label’s growth and A&R strength.

Kobalt’s independent label operation is recognised in the Best Album category for Grey Area by Little Simz and Ghosteen by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.

“There are only three in that category, so for two of them to be artists that we’re working with is fabulous,” said Hitchman. “AWAL has an A&R culture, it’s about artist ...

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